A Georgia woman and three young children were killed on Sept. 20 in a fiery, multivehicle crash in Texas. The 36-year-old woman, who lived in Marietta, was in the vehicle with her three young children, ages 6, 8 and 10, as well as her husband, mother-in-law and an older daughter. The latter three were hospitalized for their injuries but survived.
The crash, which involved eight vehicles in all, occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 10. Police in Beaumont, Texas, say they're still not certain what led to the collision. However, the family's car, as well as a pickup truck, caught fire. A tractor-trailer and five other vehicles were also involved in the wreck. Several other people suffered minor injuries.
The family was reportedly visiting Texas relatives over the children's fall break. The Cobb County woman was described by a friend as a "devoted mother." She was an actor -- as is her husband. The elementary school that the three children attended is providing grief counseling for students.
The family is raising funds to help pay for medical and funeral expenses via a GoFundMe campaign.
When multiple vehicles are involved in a crash, it can be a slow and complicated process to determine what caused it and who is at fault. However, that's the job of local law enforcement agencies. Once these things are determined, those who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones can work with an experienced Georgia motor vehicle accident attorney to determine what their legal options are for seeking the compensation they need to help them put their lives back together.